The impacts of the built environment on health outcomes

Ricardo Codinhoto, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Mike Kagioglou, Ghassan Aouad, Rachel Cooper

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework that categorises the features and characteristics of the built environment that impact on health outcomes. 

Design/methodology/approach - An extensive literature review was carried out. A total of 1,163 abstracts were assessed, leading to 92 papers being reviewed. 

Findings - There is a considerable amount of evidence linking healthcare environments to patients' health outcomes, despite the lack of clarity in relation to cause-effect relationships. 

Originality/value - The paper proposes a theoretical framework linking different built environment characteristics to health outcomes. This framework provides a structure to group causal effects according to their relation with design features, materials and ambient properties, art and aesthetic aspects and use of the built environment.

LanguageEnglish
Pages138-151
Number of pages14
JournalFacilities
Volume27
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Codinhoto, Ricardo ; Tzortzopoulos, Patricia ; Kagioglou, Mike ; Aouad, Ghassan ; Cooper, Rachel. / The impacts of the built environment on health outcomes. In: Facilities. 2009 ; Vol. 27, No. 3-4. pp. 138-151.
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In: Facilities, Vol. 27, No. 3-4, 27.02.2009, p. 138-151.

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